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Schuylkill Commissioners to Consider Raises for Some Election Workers

Rovers and machine delivery drivers will get a modest bump in pay.

Schuylkill County Commissioners will consider raises for some election workers when they meet for their regular board meeting on Wednesday (Sept. 27).

According to the Agenda for that meeting, the Commissioners will vote on hourly wage hikes for two types of election workers:

  • Polling site rovers
  • Scanner delivery drivers

The action item before the Commissioners calls for raising rover wages for that day from $10 per hour to $12 per hour.

Scanner delivery drivers would get a bump in pay from $10 per hour to $14 per hour.

Rovers are assigned a group of polling site locations on Election Day. They’re tasked with addressing any technical issues – generally with the election counting machines – at those polling sites.

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They often check in at sites throughout Election Day, too, even if they haven’t been called for assistance from on-site Election Judges.

Scanner machine delivery drivers do just that. They haul the machines from the Election Bureau headquarters to specific polling sites prior to polls opening on Election Day.

The 2023 Municipal General Election is set for Tuesday, Nov. 7. Among the showcase contests that day is the vote for a new board of Schuylkill County Commissioners.

Schuylkill County Commissioners Meeting Agenda for Sept. 27, 2023

Also on the Agenda for Wednesday’s meeting are expected votes on 10 different contracts for the County’s Children & Youth department.

The Commissioners likely will also vote on a request from the Finance department to create a separate bank account at M&T Bank for the purpose of collecting and distributing “seized funds” that are held as evidence by the District Attorney’s office.

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The full Agenda, including the Personnel Action Report (PAR) and a listing of properties to be approved as Repository Sales, is below.

Wednesday’s meeting is set for the terribly inconvenient time of 10 a.m. at the Commissioners board room at Schuylkill County Courthouse. If you’re like most people who have a commitment to a job or a business and can’t get away from that to watch politicians pretend to work hard, you can listen to them pretend to do so by dialing in to the poor-audio-Zoom stream of the meeting.

To access the meeting:

  • Dial: 301-715-8592
  • Meeting ID: 86024959412
  • Passcode: 423522



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